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I hate to write reviews when I haven't finished an audiobook, especially for something as well-regarded as Bright of the Sky, which has received wonderful reviews in written form. But the truth is, 8 hours in, the book was nothing but dull. The reading was competent, and the prose was fine - nothing particularly blatant or awkward stood out to make this book annoying, but this book had the feel of a first novel in a very long series. The character development is drawn out, and not particularly revelatory, as the same few individuals continue to mull over the same concerns over and over again.
The whole purpose seems to be to get you eight hours in, to where the action really starts and the main character begins his journey. I got there, and I was still bored. The world building didn't seem as fresh as many reviewers indicated, and I didn't care much about the characters, who were all a bit on the anti-social misfit side of the spectrum. I might try this again, especially in book form, but it just doesn't grab me the way that other epic science fiction on Audible does.
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Enjoyed this entire series. Not the character depth that I would have liked, but a good story and characters you can root for. I'm always looking for a sci fi/fantasy book that hits the right note. It's not the best book I've ever read/listened to but it filled a need. If you go into it with the right expectations then you won't be disappointed.
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